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Coccia named to honor roll

SALISBURY, Conn. - Charles Coccia of Marquette was named to the honor roll at Salisbury School in Salisbury, Conn.The son of Dr. Craig Coccia and Dr. Kellie Holmstrom of Marquette, he also received course awards in English, physics, Mandarin and jazz ensemble. Coccia was also presented the ...

Cribbage

Ishpeming Cribbage LeagueDec. 111. Rainbow Bar, 7,057 - Elks Lodge I, 6,5692. VFW, 6,947 - Hickey's Bar, 6,8393. Elks Lodge II, 6,886 - Venice Club, 6,6844. Paradise II, 6,727 - Wonder Bar, 6,667Players of the Week - Rainbow Bar's Clint Koski and Warren Waters, 1,214.

Community pitches in for 2014 Cheer Club

Contributors to The Mining Journal's 2014 Cheer Club include:Ruth Hendra, IshpemingAMVET Post 122, IshpemingSheree and Ron Mariani, IshpemingCarolyn and Terry CarlsonVal LaFond, IshpemingKarlee UsimakiBell AuxiliaryDonna and Jim Brindel, MarquetteMarilyn Van Tassel, Farmington HillsEvelyn Van ...

DDA supports Women’s Center

Representatives from the Marquette Downtown Development Authority recently presented a check for $1,321 to the Marquette Women's Center. At the presentation are, from left: Downtown Marquette Farmers Market master Myra Zyburt, DDA assistant director Becky Salmon, DDA events and promotions ...

TFH Zombie Run assists dental clinics

Proceeds from the Teaching Family Homes Zombie Run were recently distributed to Michigan Community Dental Clinics. Shown at the presentation are, from left: Dr. Kyle Danek and Dr. Natalie Rudoni of the MDC, Jake Bilodeau of Teaching Family Homes, Dr. Alison Ladd of the MDC and Jan Londo, MDC ...

Aspen Ridge 1-graders supply gifts for giving tree

The first-grade class at Aspen Ridge School in Ishpeming Township poses with gifts for the "giving tree" at the school Tuesday. The giving tree allows the school's needy kids and their families to write needed and wished-for items on decorative balls, which are then hung on the tree. Aspen ...

Toys for Tots assists TFH

Jamie Dieterle of Teaching Family Homes receives recreation sports equipment for use in campus youth homes from Bob Bannan, local coordinator for Toys for Tots.

Church donates to Samaritan’s Purse

Faith Lutheran Church in Ishpeming collected 85 boxes for the Sarmaritan's Purse's Operation Christmas Child program. Shown with the boxes collected are Marie Keto and Marilee Koval.

NMU nursing students support BH

The Northern Michigan University Student Nurses's Association held a gala fundraiser and raised $2,500 for Beacon House. At the presentation are, from left: Trina Sorce, Abby Walimaa, Rachel Busch, Jordyn Mommaerts, Jorie Lintz, Mary Tavernini Dowling, Margaret Parker and Renee Prince.

Cub Scout Pack 361 assists family

Shown are members of Cub Scout Pack 361 of Harvey who for the second year in a row helped to make a local family's Christmas more memorable. The boys worked very hard collecting cleaning supplies and bathing products. Each den also went shopping and was able to purchase gifts for each of the ...

Spotlight

MARQUETTE - Here are the winners and categories for the 2014 Marquette Board of Light and Power Christmas Lighting Contest:- RUDOLPH'S ROOKIES1st Place - Jennifer Hantz - 156 Townline Rd, Skandia2nd Place - Christian Verardi 73 David Drive- ELFIN MAGIC1st Place - Alton Henderson 2252 Badger ...

Soo tribe supports Alger pantry

The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians recently donated $10,000 to the Alger Community Food Pantry. Shown at the check presentation are, from left: Kim Swanberg, a volunteer for the ACFP wrote the grant request for the funds; Rita Glyptis, Unit 5 Representative for the Sault Ste. Marie ...

K of C council supports group home

Knights of Columbus Council 6447 of Harvey recently gave out funds earned during its Tootsie Roll Drive. Cherry Creek Group Home received more than $880, Sundara House more than $440, and Willow Farms' program for children more than $440. Shown at the funds presentation are, from the left: Dan ...

Church aids Janzen House

Larry Jordan, left, of the New Apostolic Church in Marquette, presents food, personal items and handmade quilts to Dan Lancour, director of the Janzen House in Marquette. The church's congregation collected the items to donate to the Janzen House.

Harbor House supported

Devin and Brooklyn Fortin of Sunday School classes at Messiah Lutheran Church are shown with some of the stuffed animals the classes collected during the congregation's Fall Stewardship Campaign. The toys were given to the Harbor House during a recent worship service.

DDA welcomes bank

Marquette Downtown Development Authority Executive Director Mona Lang, left, and DDA board Chairwoman Christine Pesola recently presented Josh Bal, Miners State Bank mortgage lending officer, with a certificate of recognition welcoming the bank to downtown Marquette. The bank office is located ...

Special St. Charles Winery wine benefits UPAWS

Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter Community outreach coordinator Ann Brownell, center, and donor relations coordinator Steffani Baker receive a $300 check from Randy St. Charles, owner of St. Charles Winery in Marquette. St. Charles Winery created a special wine as a fundraiser for UPAWS, ...

NMS honor roll announced

NEGAUNEE - The following students were named to the first quarter honor roll at Negaunee Middle School:Fifth grade - All A's, Christiana Anderson, Devon Bates, Natalie Bell, Raquel Carlson,Richard Diercks, Samantha Finch, Benjamin Frusti, Emily Gauthier, Raija Grengs, Madison Hakkarainen, ...

Prince of Peace receives grant

HARVEY - Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Harvey recently received a $5,000 "Lutheran Community Matthew 25: Neighbors in Need" grant from the Thrivent Financial Foundation.The funding was awarded to Prince of Peace to address physical, emotional and/or spiritual needs in the local community, ...